SoxFest is over, pitchers and catchers report soon and the games begin to count in just ten weeks! It's time to begin an earnest evaluation of how the White Sox franchise is shaping up to compete in 2008. WSI's George Bova shares a uniquely biased viewpoint for totally biased Sox Fans!
Tom Paciorek speaks!
He was a key player in the pivotal Winning Ugly era of Sox baseball, both capable of delivering key hits in the 1983 ALCS and unafraid to speak his mind off the field, too. Later he became the popular and witty color man inside the Sox TV booth. Nine years on and Tom Paciorek remains a popular figure on the South Side. Now Tom Paciorek speaks to totally biased Sox Fans and WSI's Mark Liptak in another EXCLUSIVE interview from White Sox Interactive!
Warming up for SoxFest!
It's damned cold and miserable outside but nothing quite helps turn the corner towards springtime and hope like SoxFest! WSI's Hal Vickery will be there with many other totally biased Sox Fans, too!
Goose to the Hall!
Rich Gossage was a rising baseball star on the South Side through the mid-70s. He went on to glory pitching in New York and other places besides Chicago where championship glory wasn't just a deferred dream. Now he has entered the hall of fame. Read what WSI's Mark Liptak remembers about Goose on the South Side, and a few others like Roland Hemond and Wilbur Wood, too!
Across Chicago snow is flying and so, too, are the rumors and speculation! Trades may or may not be imminent, SoxFest is near, and all WSI's Hal Vickery has to say is "Breathe Deep! He's a Sox Fan for life!
Swisher? A Good Deal!
If the '08 Sox needed switch-hittiing speed and power at the top of the order, they don't any longer! Kenny Williams engineers the type of trade that Sox Fans who've lived in Chicago longer than the Tribune's Phil Rogers know too well is unusual: the Sox are trying to win now, not accepting prospects in trade for today's proven talent. Was that ex-Sox Goose Gossage wearing a Yankee hat in last Sunday's Trib? Phil Rogers ought to look up that trade before he has another disparaging word to say about the Swisher trade! WSI's Hal Vickery offers a SOX FAN'S perspective, a refreshing change for Chicagoans no doubt!